The 8 Best Mini Sparkling Wine Bottles of 2023

The Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne is our top pick.

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Best Mini Champagne Bottles

The Spruce Eats / Lecia Landis

Petite and festive, mini bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine are a ton of fun, and they’re surprisingly useful. One-quarter the size of a standard wine bottle, they’re often called “splits” and hold 187 milliliters of wine, which is just over 6 ounces. Not every winemaker offers minis, but you can find a good selection of sparkling wines from around the world in tiny bottles.

Splits are convenient one-glass servings of wine and are perfect for entertaining or gift-giving. You can also use them to sample varieties of sparkling wine without spending a lot of money—for instance, you can create personal wine tastings that compare French Champagne, Italian prosecco, and Spanish cava. Plus, if you love mimosas, a mini bottle can make one or two cocktails and you don’t have to worry about a full bottle going flat.

Read on for the best mini Champagne and sparkling wines available.

Best Overall

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne 187ml

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne 187m

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An iconic name in French Champagne, Moët & Chandon packages its best expression in miniature bottles. Imperial Brut is a classic example of what great Champagne should taste like. The vibrant, bubbly wine has been made since 1869 and is a blend of the pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay grape varieties. The winemaker claims that over 100 wines, at least 20 percent of which are reserves, go into creating this Champagne’s seductive, familiar taste.

Everything you have come to expect in this brut Champagne remains in the adorable mini bottles, which are also wrapped in gold foil. It’s very effervescent bubbly, with delightful bright fruit flavors accented by florals, and it has a refreshingly crisp minerality. When you’re looking for a personal-sized sparkling wine experience, the Moët & Chandon is definitely hard to beat.

Price at time of publish: $13

Region: Champagne, France | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Apple, pear, biscuit

What Our Editors Say

"I love the crisp minerality and it is, in my opinion, the best of affordable true Champagne."Kristin Stangl, Editor 

Best Budget

Francis Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs 187ml

Francis Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs


In nearly any category of wine, there's value to be had when you think outside the bottle, and sparkling wine splits are no exception—but instead of cardboard boxes, the alternative packaging for the budget-minded consumer is aluminum cans. While some winemakers are packaging wine in standard 12-ounce cans, that’s an awful lot of wine for a single serving, and many producers including California’s Francis Ford Coppola Winery are focusing instead on smaller cans.

The "Sofia" Blanc de Blancs is the winery’s signature sparkling option. Made with a grape blend of pinot blanc, riesling, and muscat, it’s crisp and delicately sparkling. Against the off-dry palate, you’ll find sweet summer fruit flavors like melon and pear. It’s a lovely and lively wine, and at roughly $15 for four mini cans, it's hard to beat in terms of value.

Price at time of publish: $14.99

Region: Monterey County, California, USA | ABV: 11.5% | Tasting Notes: Pear, melon, floral

Best Blanc de Blancs

Saint-Reine Blanc de Blancs Brut 187ml

Saint-Reine Blanc de Blancs Brut

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“Blanc de blancs” is a specific type of sparkling wine that means “white from whites.” Unlike other styles, it is made entirely of white wine grape varieties, of which chardonnay is most common. Saint-Reine produces a stunning Blanc de Blancs in France’s famous Burgundy (Bourgogne) region, where white and rosé wines made in the “méthode champenoise” (or “méthode traditionnelle”) use the Crémant label.

This chardonnay-exclusive bubbly is simultaneously light and rich, with a dryness expected from a brut. It captures the taste of green apple and pear with zesty citrus against a delicious creaminess reminiscent of its Champagne roots. Enjoyed chilled on its own, this is an easy drink that anyone will enjoy. It’s also an excellent choice for cocktails.

Price at time of publish: $8

Region: Burgundy, France | ABV: 11.5% | Tasting Notes: Green apple, pear, citrus

Best Prosecco

La Marca Prosecco 187ml

La Marca Prosecco


The sparkling wines of Italy are as pleasant to explore as the best France has to offer. Produced in and around the Veneto region of northeast Italy, prosecco is a brilliant wine. It’s also often a little more reasonably priced because, with secondary fermentation taking place in large tanks instead of in each individual bottle, it's not as labor-intensive as Champagne. One of the best proseccos available in personal-sized bottles comes from La Marca. 

Sweet honey and white flowers greet your nose when this tiny bottle pops open. The taste is equally inviting, with the freshness of green apple, lemon, and grapefruit. It’s also a beautiful wine to look at; pull out your best Champagne flute and enjoy its captivating gold color and never-ending bubbles. If you feel like mixing, try this prosecco in the citrusy Aperol spritz.

Price at time of publish: $7

Region: Veneto, Italy | ABV: 11% | Tasting Notes: Honey, apple, grapefruit

What Our Editors Say

La Marca is my go-to when I want to take a bottle of bubbly to a friend to celebrate something—whether that's an engagement or getting through a particularly hard week. It tastes celebration-worthy with just a touch of sweetness, and it's affordable enough that you don't feel guilty popping it open to commemorate life's smaller moments, too.” — Mary Kate Hoban, Senior Editor

Best Cava

Freixenet Cordon Negro Extra Dry 187ml

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Inside this elegant black bottle lies a stunning example of Spain’s signature sparkling wine. Cava also employs the méthode traditionnelle that made Champagne famous, though it uses Spanish grapes (Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel·lo) that thrive in the distinctly Spanish terroir. If there’s one cava-maker that embodies its signature taste, it is Freixenet (pronounced “fresh-eh-net”).

For your first sip, Cordon Negro Extra Dry is an excellent choice. A blend of the three signature cava grapes, it’s aged for at least a year in cool caves and double fermented for the ideal carbonation. The sparkler is wonderfully dry but has sweet notes accented with peach and melon, so it’s also approachable. The lower price point means it’s cocktail-worthy, especially in sweetened drinks like an elderflower cocktail.

Price at time of publish: $5

Region: Catalunya, Spain | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Apple, citrus, peach, melon

Best American Sparkling Wine

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige 187ml

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

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True Champagnes cannot be made in America, but many wineries—particularly in California—specialize in the sparkling wine style. Situated in the famed Napa Valley, Mumm Napa is the home to G.H. Mumm’s US operations. While they’re made far away from the French winery’s famous Champagnes, these wines embody the quality associated with the Mumm name.

The best-known of the portfolio is Brut Prestige. Made primarily of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes, the California sparkling wine has the creamy crispness and brilliant bubbles that make Champagne irresistible. Though they’re among the priciest mini bottles you’ll find, drinking this dry sparkler is a memorable experience.

Price at time of publish: $7

Region: Napa Valley, California, USA | ABV: 12.5% | Tasting Notes: Apple, citrus, vanilla

Best Sparkling Rosé

Cavit Lunetta Rosé 187ml

Cavit Lunetta Rosé 187ml

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Sparkling rosé wines are not as readily available in splits but there are some fun finds. When you’re in the mood for a bubbly pink, try Lunetta (Italian for “little moon”) from Cavit. The northern Italy winemaker produces a variety of wines using sustainable practices, both in the vineyards and winery, and has a huge following in the United States.

In mini bottles, this pretty pink wine is an excellent gift or party favor, and is especially fitting for showers. It’s that ideal balance of sweet and dry that appeals to wine lovers of all tastes, and it’s hard to resist the strawberry notes typical of rosés when it’s this well-executed. A light sparkle is the perfect finishing touch, ensuring it will please anyone who tries it.

Price at Time of Publish: $4.99

Region: Veneto, Italy | ABV: 12% | Tasting Notes: Strawberries, floral, citrus

Best Sweet Sparkling Wine

Risata Moscato d’Asti 187ml

Risata Moscato d’Asti 187ml

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Sparkling wines lean toward the dry side, so finding a sweet wine—especially in miniature bottles—is tricky. There’s almost always a moscato to save the day, though. These are not the bubbliest of the lot, but they are certainly delicious, and the Risata Moscato d’Asti is one that your sweet tooth will crave.

Hailing from Asti of the Piedmont region of Italy, and made using the area’s famed muscat grapes, this frizzante is utterly delicious. Lightly sparkling, the taste is redolent of honey, stone fruit, and tangerine. It’s not too rich and it boasts a fascinating crisp finish. This moscato deserves an invitation to dinner, and is best alongside spicy Asian foods.

Price at time of publish: $6

Region: Piedmont, Italy | ABV: 5.5% | Tasting Notes: Sweet honey, stone fruit, tangerine

Final Verdict

The 187-milliliter Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne earns our top spot for its classic, unbeatable flavor. For a fun budget option, you can't do wrong with the Francis Coppola "Sofia" Blanc de Blancs, which features creamy crispness and brilliant bubbles in a convenient 4-pack of cans.

What to Look for in Mini Champagne Bottles

Dry or Sweet

When selecting sparkling wines, you’ll find that they range from very dry to sweet. Often, the label will indicate a wine’s level of sweetness. For the driest sparkling wines, look for "brut nature" or “extra-brut,” or the more common (but slightly sweeter) “brut.” Despite the name, a bottle of “extra-dry” is sweeter still—it's off-dry with hints of sweetness, and most prosecco falls into this category. Cava ranges from brut to sweet (“dolce”), so there’s great variety in the Spanish sparklers. For the sweetest bubbly, look for “demi-sec” (meaning “half-dry”) or "doux" ("sweet"), or turn to Moscato d'Asti. 


Most sparkling wines are made by taking fully fermented still wine and kick-starting a second round of fermentation by adding sugar (the "dosage"). As the added sugar is eaten by the yeast, carbon dioxide is produced, transforming the still wine into a fizzy delight. The longer it’s allowed to ferment, the bubblier the wine becomes. Wines that use the méthode champenoise are fermented in the bottle and tend to be the bubbliest (they’re also the priciest), while other techniques undertake the secondary fermentation in special tanks before bottling the wine. The least expensive sparkling wines may actually be artificially carbonated in a similar manner to soda.

It’s not always easy to tell how bubbly a wine is, though you might get a hint by carefully reading the label and winemaker notes. Prosecco makes it convenient to know how effervescent the wine is: "spumante” is very bubbly, “frizzante” is slightly bubbly, and “tranquilo” is not carbonated. Also, pouring these wines into a Champagne flute will trap the bubbles and produce a livelier drinking experience.

Serving Temperature

As you explore sparkling wines, be sure to serve them well-chilled. Keep the bottles in the refrigerator for at least a few hours to fully enjoy the taste and effervescence of the wine. Fortunately, these mini bottles don’t take up much space, which is another advantage of going small. 


How tall are mini Champagne bottles?

Mini Champagne bottles stand about 8 inches tall, though this will vary slightly from brand to brand. The bottles measure 2.75 inches across. 

How do you open mini Champagne bottles?

There are two different types of closures on a mini Champagne bottle. The first is a plastic cap—to open, twist the cap like a screw top until it pops off. (Note that it’s easier to do so if it’s slightly warmer than room temperature.) For a cork top, open as you would a regular-sized Champagne bottle: loosen the cage, place a napkin over to prevent spills, and rotate the bottle up to six times while securely holding the cork. 

Do you drink straight from mini Champagne bottles or should you pour them in a glass?

It’s up to you! You could add petite straws and sip directly, though note drinking straight from the bottle won’t properly highlight the aromas the Champagne provides. For the best olfactory experience, pour them into a glass. As these bottles hold just one glass, it’s on you how you want to drink it.

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

Colleen Graham is a food and beverage writer with over a decade of experience writing about cocktails, beer, and wine. She is the author of two books: “Rosé Made Me Do It” and “Tequila: Cocktails With a Kick.”

This roundup was edited by Jesse Porter, who's worked as a sommelier for several excellent Champagne programs—and yet who finds it challenging to maintain a decent Champagne collection at home, as they tend to pair so nicely with pretty much any meal.

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Kate Dingwall
Kate Dingwall
Kate Dingwall is a freelance writer whose work focuses on food, drinks, and travel. She is based in Toronto and holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level III qualification.
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